3 mth old pug won't eat, vomits, and has diarrhea
by Dana Mellott
We vaccinated (Sol Jec 7-1 plus) our puppy to keep him from getting Parvo. A few days later our Pit Bull pup (w/just 1 shot in) contracted it and had to be put down. Our vet said it wouldn't hurt to give the pug another dose too soon. We did and he started vomiting and having diarrhea.
The next day he was expelling roundworms out. The vet said to go ahead and deworm him again (it's been a month since the last deworming). He is now lethargic, vomiting white, slimy foam, has green stringy diarrhea, and won't eat. We are having to force feed/water him. Our appointment isn't until tomorrow.
His eyes are no longer shiny and he is lifeless. We feel he doesn't have Parvo but worried if maybe the worms or all the meds he is on could be making him feel this way.
The vet prescribed antibiotics to help. Could we be overdosing him? He's lost a lot of weight and dry heaving the foam. Is it safe to feed him until his appt?
I'm so sorry to hear what is happening with your little pup, it must be very worrying and it sounds as though you've been doing everything that's been recommended.
I'm afraid I'm not a veterinarian and it's impossible for me to say what is happening with your pup, especially as he's been exposed to < a href="http://www.the-puppy-dog-place.com/canine-parvovirus.html">Parvovirus, and had two sets of puppy shots in close succession, not to mention the deworming.
It could be that he has contracted Parvo, or it could be that he's suffering a reaction to all the different medications. The additional vaccination may have affected his immune system, it's really impossible for me to say.
From what you describe though this little guy is in big trouble, and I'm inclined to think he's already dehydrated. This alone can cause serious problems and needs to be treated. If I were you I would be taking this pup to a vet right away, an emergency vet or 24 hour pet hospital if necessary, I think he may well need IV fluids.
If a fecal test is negative for Parvo, then hopefully he will recover as his body adjusts, if he does have Parvo then at least he's already on anti-biotics and the fluids will help.
I really wish I could give you more help, but this is definitely a situation that requires hands-on veterinary help, and right away.
I wish you the very best of luck, and hope that your puppy makes a full recovery.
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